Lebanese Stuffed Tomatoes (Banadoura Mahshi)

April 13, 2012 Lebanese Stuffed Tomatoes (Banadoura Mahshi).  Stuffed vegetables are usually served with the main meal  and are very popular in the Lebanon. Ingredients 4 large, ripe tomatoes (*) 1/2 pound lean ground lamb or beef 1/4 cup pine nuts 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

December 28, 2011 Pasta with Roasted Vegetables is easy to make and low in fat.  You can use the vegetables and pasta of your choice. A good tasty lunch or supper dish. Ingredients 8 oz. Rigatoni, Mostaccioli, or other medium pasta shape, uncooked 1 pound fresh mixed vegetablesof your choice such as: (green beans, red onions, sugar snap {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Pesto with Fresh Basil

November 4, 2011 Pesto can be served with a number of dishes such as gnocci or you can use it as a marinade for chicken breasts or lamb steaks.  It will keep in an airtight jar in the fridge for a few days but also a good idea is to freeze it in ice cube trays- Ingredients 2 cups {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Indian Chicken Curry

October 28, 2011 Indian Chicken Curry this is a very easy and quick to make recipe but still gives all the flavours of a traditional Indian curry. Ingredients 2 lb. chicken cut into bite sized chunks ¼ tsp. garlic powder ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. ground cloves ½ tsp. ground ginger ½ tsp ground turmeric 1 tbsp {Tags: , , , , , , } {More...}

Pita Bread

October 7, 2011 Pita Bread is a bread that is used in the cuisine of Middle Eastern, Balkan and the Mediterranean. The “pocket” in pita bread is created by steam, which puffs up the dough. As the bread cools and flattens, a pocket is left in the middle. Freezes well i n plastic bags. Ingredients(for 10 – 12 pitas) {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Lebanese Chicken Shish

Lebanese Chicken Shish a traditional Lebanese dish and is normally served with warm pita bread but can be served with rice.  Lebanese cuisine uses a great deal of chicken and lamb with a selection of fruits and vegatables. Ingredients 4 chicken breasts cut into thin strips 6 crushed garlic cloves 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 {Tags: , , , , } {More...}


Hummus is a tasty spread made from chickpeas and can be used as a dip or a filling with a mixture of vegetables in a pita.  Hummus can be made with dried chickpeas but the result is much better with tinned or bottled ones.  Will keep refrigerated for up to 3 days. Ingredients 1 16 {Tags: , , , , } {More...}